Lord our God, you yourself have gathered our little flock around your Word and Sacraments. The blessings and benefits are beyond our comprehension, as you point out the way to our salvation.
Let us never forget what great things you have done for us by gathering us together. Help us now also to show by the life we lead that we no longer belong to the world - but rather, that we are your elect children, belonging to you and called by the Spirit.
Finally, take us to your congregation above, where we shall praise you with a pure heart forever and ever; AMEN.